Nursing/Health Sciences

Getting Under the Skin with Nurse Anesthesia Students

By Meghan Salinas ’17 As a part of their curriculum working toward the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Anesthesia degree, some of Harris College’s students are undergoing a unique educational opportunity. Students visit the UNT Health Science Center Anatomy Lab several times throughout their first didactic year, with each visit reinforcing what they’ve learned in… Read more »

Kinesiology Students Collaborate with Special Olympics Athletes

By Meghan Salinas ’17 Led by Dr. Phil Esposito, assistant professor of professional practice, many students from Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences have been on a mission to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By conducting research at Special Olympics events throughout Texas, Esposito and his team of kinesiology… Read more »

Bilingual speech therapy for stroke survivors

A monthly bilingual support group at Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic offers hope for people working to regain the ability to speak. (This article by Lisa Martin previously appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Two days after Gaby Garcia’s father had open-heart surgery in 2009, he had a stroke and lost the… Read more »

Jonathan Oliver takes the lead on sports injury prevention, recovery

As TCU launches Lead On, a tangible representation of our brand identity—what we do, how we do it and why it matters—we are highlighting Horned Frogs who demonstrate the TCU culture: that sense of spirited belonging that fuels us to be better, achieve more and have an impact for the greater good. Strong brands don’t… Read more »

Nursing Student Reunites with Navy Family

Navy veteran and nursing student Israel “Izzy” Sanchez was excited when he learned Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle would be speaking to his nursing class during TCU’s Navy week. Sanchez joined the Navy in 2003 as a designated airman before going to Naval Hospital Great Lakes in 2005, where his first command started. He served under McCormick-Boyle when she was… Read more »

Making Better Nurses

By Katie Kassler Just two years ago, there wasn’t much elbow room in the Harris College Learning Center. The simulation lab had only four beds, a small isolation room, and a control center about the size of a closet. The inadequate space and outdated technology limited nursing students in their hands-on learning experiences. “Some of… Read more »

Nursing Student Makes Her Mark in D.C.

By Holly Farason Senior Rachel Kellogg is not your typical nursing student. She came to TCU with aspirations of becoming a pediatric nurse, but found she could better assist others outside of a hospital setting. “I started to think outside the box and I felt like there was a lot more I could do for people before they… Read more »

TCU Professor Showcases Harris College on the International Stage

By Laine Zizka TCU is making strides in the international community thanks to the work of Dr. Chris Watts. In his capacities as Harris College’s Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives as well as the Director of the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Watts represented TCU at two European conferences this past September. In… Read more »

TCU Social Work Student Named to National Board

By Laine Zizka “We just want to hear you and your voice,” mused Social Work major Abriana Terrell. “That’s the biggest thing that social workers have.” While her passion for social work shines through, it’s her new position as the Bachelor of Social Work Representative in the National Association of Social Workers that showcases her… Read more »

Debbie Rhea is in the Running to Present at SXSW EDU

Your support is needed and appreciated. Debbie Rhea, professor of kinesiology and associate dean for health sciences and research in Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, has applied to present at the SXSW EDU conference March 5-8, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Thousands of participants attend from around the world to learn, network and be… Read more »